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Texas State announces faculty promotions, tenure for 2017

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
August 4, 2017

Texas State University has promoted 53 faculty members and approved tenure for 30. The measures will take effect on Sept. 1.

Promoted from associate professor to professor (with academic department in parentheses) were Augustine Agwuele (anthropology), Vishag A. Badrinarayanan (marketing), Enrique P. Becerra (marketing), Matthew S. Brooks (health administration), Natalie A. Ceballos (psychology), Patricia L. Denton (history), Reiko Graham (psychology), Michelle Hamilton (health and human performance), Paul Hart (history), Gwendolyn Hustvedt (family and consumer sciences), Rebecca L. Jackson (English), Shayne E. Jones (criminal justice), Sean M. Kerwin (chemistry and biochemistry), Gloria P. Martínez (sociology), Sergio M. Martínez (modern languages), Sandra Mayo (theatre and dance), Rebecca Raphael (philosophy), Raúl I. Rodríguez (music), Aimee K. Roundtree (English), Jaymeen Shah (computer information systems and quantitative methods), Jeremy J. Sierra (marketing), Robert T. Tally, Jr. (English) and Daniel J. Wescott (anthropology).

Promoted from assistant professor to associate professor were Semih Aslan (Ingram School of Engineering), Amy D. Benton (social work), Tania Betancourt (chemistry and biochemistry), Emily K. Brunson (anthropology), Ivan Castro-Arellano (biology), David R. Dietrich (sociology), Willard M. Fields, III (political science), Luther Kent Griffin (health and human performance), Paige Haber-Curran (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Nicholas R. Henry (respiratory care), Matthew E. Hood (finance and economics), Hong-Gu Kang (biology), Timothy A. Kinard (curriculum and instruction), Melissa A. Martinez (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Kenneth D. Mix (agriculture), Araceli M. Ortiz (curriculum and instruction), William Oxford (music), Wilhelmina J. Pizzini (accounting), Maria D. Resendiz (communication disorders), Steven S. Spivey (physical therapy), Shuying Sun (mathematics), Ellen D. Tillman (history), Raymond F. Treinen (mathematics), Anna M. Turri (marketing), Shannon E. Weigum (biology), Carmen E. Westerberg (psychology), Nancy A. Wilson (English), Richard T. Wilson (marketing), Qingkai Yu (Ingram School of Engineering) and Ziliang Zong (computer science).

Granted tenure were Semih Aslan (Ingram School of Engineering), Amy D. Benton (social work), Tania Betancourt (chemistry and biochemistry), Emily K. Brunson (anthropology), Ivan Castro-Arellano (biology), David R. Dietrich (sociology), Willard M. Fields, III (political science), Luther Kent Griffin (health and human performance), Paige Haber-Curran (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Nicholas R. Henry (respiratory care), Matthew E. Hood (finance and economics), Hong-Gu Kang (biology), Son Chae Kim (St. David’s School of Nursing), Timothy A. Kinard (curriculum and instruction), Melissa A. Martinez (counseling, leadership, adult education and school psychology), Kenneth D. Mix (agriculture), William Oxford (music), Wilhelmina J. Pizzini (accounting), Maria D. Resendiz (communication disorders), Aimee K. Roundtree (English), Shuying Sun (mathematics), Ellen D. Tillman (history), Raymond F. Treinen (mathematics), Anna M. Turri (marketing), Shannon E. Weigum (biology), Carmen E. Westerberg (psychology), Nancy A. Wilson (English), Richard T. Wilson (marketing), Qingkai Yu (Ingram School of Engineering) and Ziliang Zong (computer science).

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,849 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 180,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world.  Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

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